Thursday, February 27, 2014

'Card Ninja' Takes Card-Throwing Tricks to Explosive Heights

The following video, which is part of Pepsi Max's "Unbelievable" YouTube series, features Javier Jarquin, a k a "the card ninja." Javier is doing what is more commonly called "card throwing" - taking playing cards and flinging them with great force and accuracy in order to perform tricks. Watch:

Card throwing is nothing new; it's been a staple among magicians for hundreds of years. Card sharks in Las Vegas and elsewhere are often very good at card throwing, too (it seems to be a natural outgrowth of manipulating playing cards with your hands).

Another video features magician Rick Smith Jr. demonstrating his card throwing talent on the G4 network's Attack of the Show:

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